The owner of a cow-calf operation has the appropriate weight for cows in the herd. The national trend for decades to increase cow weights have been because they produce larger calves, but suggests that cow weights you may have reached the point where the cost of maintaining a larger cow has become greater than the return from the production greater calf. Analysis of this problem is marginal principles of economics. The case can be extended to a discussion of drivers and all … Read more »

The owner of a cow-calf operation has the appropriate weight for cows in the herd. The national trend for decades to increase cow weights have been because they produce larger calves, but suggests that cow weights you may have reached the point where the cost of maintaining a larger cow has become greater than the return from the production greater calf. Analysis of this problem is marginal principles of economics. The case can lead to a discussion of drivers and allocation of expenses, the management tasks accounting policies are renewable.
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David Currie,
Lorena Mosnja Skare
Source: Ivey Publishing
7 pages.
Release Date: 03 May 2010. Prod #: 910B04-PDF-ENG
Old Mule Farms HBR case solution

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